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January (91 posts)

  1. A sea of change

    Monday 31 January 2011, 14:20

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    The weather has been dry and settled recently with high pressure bringing us plenty of sunshine and frosty conditions over the weekend.

    You'll be pleased to know that Aberporth in Ceredigion was the sunniest place in Wales yesterday with 8.1 hours of sunshine!

    Last night the temperature fell to -6 Celsius...

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  2. Sea slugs are flourishing

    Monday 31 January 2011, 12:36

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Although slugs are not considered to be the most exotic of creatures, their cousins the sea slugs are a completely different prospect.

    A recent report by the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) about sea slugs at Skomer Marine Nature Reserve (MNR) has revealed that sea slugs are flourishing - with a...

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  3. Charlotte Church collaborator on Radio Wales

    Monday 31 January 2011, 10:28

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Cardiff's Jonathan Powell, boyfriend and songwriting collaborator of Charlotte Church, has his new single The Love Song (I Never Wrote You) A-listed at Radio Wales this week.

    You can catch Powell performing live on The Evening Show with Alan Thompson tonight from 7.30pm.

    Powell,...

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  4. Weekend weather: cold and dry

    Friday 28 January 2011, 16:56

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    The cold weather is going to stay with us over the weekend. I can't promise wall to wall sunshine, there is more cloud on the way, but much of the country will stay dry thanks to high pressure. Some frost is likely with night-time temperatures falling as low as -2 to -5 Celsius. The odd fog patch possible...

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  5. The death of the British pub

    Friday 28 January 2011, 14:18

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    It's a sad fact that upwards of 30 public houses are closing down every week in Britain.

    Other countries might have their taverns, beer halls or bars but the humble British pub has always been something of an institution, an establishment unique to this country.

    Every town or village once had one...

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  6. Matthew Rhys lends support to Fishguard theatre campaign

    Friday 28 January 2011, 14:08

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh actor Matthew Rhys is backing a campaign to save Theatr Gwaun in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire.

    The theatre was earmarked for closure in 2010 after several loss-making years. Since then, the Friends of Theatr Gwaun group has been campaigning to save it, and have been investigating the possibility of...

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  7. Listen again to Manic Street Preachers from Blackwood

    Friday 28 January 2011, 13:08

    James McLaren James McLaren

    For one week, the very special Radio 2 Manic Street Preachers live Blackwood hometown gig is available to listen again.

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  8. Nicky Wire's 'terror' at homecoming gig

    Friday 28 January 2011, 11:51

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Despite playing an absolute blinder at last night's Radio 2 Homecoming show from Blackwood, Manic Street Preachers' Nicky Wire has talked of his nerves as they took to the stage.

    Bassist Wire described the moments before going on stage wearing his old school tie as "sheer terror. Hometown gigs are always...

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  9. Tom Jones on Celtic Connections

    Friday 28 January 2011, 11:07

    James McLaren James McLaren

    This Sunday (30 January) Tom Jones is interviewed and performs live tracks for BBC Scotland's Celtic Connections programme.

    Watch Tom Jones performing Didn't It Rain live at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, a taster for the programme which airs at 11pm:

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  10. Wakestock 2011 line up takes shape

    Friday 28 January 2011, 10:41

    James McLaren James McLaren

    North Wales' beach sports and music festival Wakestock has announced its first raft of artists, with Biffy Clyro, The Wombats, Ellie Goulding and Example taking centre stage.

    Wakestock is held each year at Abersoch near Pwllheli in Gwynedd. First held in 2000 in an overflow car park in...

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